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Want to be class president? Not if you're black, in one Miss. school (Read 447 times)

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Want to be class president? Not if you're black, in one Miss. school
#1  August 27, 2010, 08:59:50 pm
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Mother moves her family after learning about segregation in class elections

If you’re black and a student at one public middle school in Mississippi, you can’t run for president – only whites need apply.

Nettleton Middle School in Nettleton, Miss., has segregated its elected class positions by race, according to a memo sent home with children at the school last week that was obtained by NBC News.
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The memo was first brought to light when Brandy Springer, a mother of four children, contacted blogger Suzy Richardson, founder and editor of the blog mixedandhappy.com. It was also reported by Gawker.

“My [eighth-grade] daughter came home from[Nettleton] school telling me that she wanted to try out for the school reporter, but it is only open to black students,” Springer wrote Richardson. “They told her ‘she should run for class president, that was open to only white students.'”

The memo indicates that only white students can be president of the school’s eighth grade, while only black students can be vice president.

In seventh grade, whites are the only ones who can be both president and vice president, while the only position a black student at Nettleton can apply for in sixth grade is that of the class reporter.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38880820/ns/us_news-life/?gt1=43001
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#2  August 27, 2010, 09:28:39 pm
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#3  August 27, 2010, 10:24:09 pm
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Notice how the article makes a big deal about blacks not being able to become class presidents, but not about whites not being able to become reporters.
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#4  August 27, 2010, 10:43:39 pm
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Which, ironically enough, is what brought it up in the first place!
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#5  August 28, 2010, 12:50:45 am
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so what, you would be basketball player if your're not black there anyway, unless u are white european who shoots 3 pointer?
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#6  August 28, 2010, 08:59:22 am
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I guess they're trying to avoid bias(?) or that syndrome that makes whites feel racist if they don't vote for a black person.

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#7  August 28, 2010, 11:43:49 pm
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